Over the last 6 years, the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition has turned into an international brand. It has been the largest festival in Asia and has hosted GFA winners, composers who are in fact living legends, Grammy award winners including Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens and David Russell. This year, the festival has expanded and Kolkata will be just one of four major destinations for classical guitar festival and competition in India.
The festival will be organised and hosted by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society.
For any enquiries about the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival, get in touch with Biprotim Ganguly +91 9836420467.
9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani
West Bengal – 700071
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India & Philippines
10.00-12.15: Masterclasses by Kevin Loh and Ramoncito Carpio
10.00-12.15: Competition Round 1
14.00-17.00: Masterclasses by Kevin Loh and Ramoncito Carpio
18.30-21.00: Concerts by Shyamant Behal and Ekachai Jearakul
10.00-12.15: Masterclasses by Ekachai Jearakul, Shyamant Behal and Ramoncito Carpio
14.00-17.00:Masterclasses by Ekachai Jearakul and Shyamant Behal
18.30-21.00: Concerts by Kevin Loh and Ramoncito Carpio
10.00-12.15: Masterclasses by Matt Bacon
14.00-17.00: Masterclasses by Matt Bacon and Leon Koudelak
19.00-20.00: Concert by the Cuerdos Duo (Joey Woch and Norman Villas)
10.00-12.15: Competition Final Round
10.00-12.15: Masterclasses by Joey Woch and Norman Villas
14.00-17.00: Masterclasses by Joey Woch and Norman Villas
18.30-21.00: Concerts by Matt Bacon and Leon Koudelak
– Competition Round 1 includes a 10 minute free choice programme. 10 competitors will move to the Final Round.
– Competition Round 2 includes a 20 minute free choice programme.
– Pieces played in one round cannot be repeated in another round.
– Program must be sent before 12 midnight IST, December 1, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Names of winners in all categories of prizes will be announced after Closing Concert on December 17, 2015.
– To register for the festival and competitions, click here.
– For competition rules and regulations, click here.
The Calcutta Classical Guitar Society is providing dormitory accommodation for any participant of the festival at an additional cost of Rs 3000 (for Indian participants) or $75 (for non-Indian participants) This will be in addition to the festival registration fee.
- Cost: Rs 3000 (Indian Rupees Three thousand for Indian participants) or $75 (US Dollars Seventy-five for non-Indian participants)
- Check-in 12 noon on Sunday, December 13, 2015, check-out at 12 noon on Friday, December 18, 2015.
- The dormitory accommodation will be at the Classical Guitar Community Centre in Kalikapur.
- This accommodation package includes breakfast, lunch, tea with snacks and dinner (starting with Dinner on Sunday, December 13, 2015 and ending with breakfast on Saturday, December 18, 2015).
- It also includes a pick up and drop each day from the dormitory to the festival venue.
- There will be an additional charge of Rs 500 (for Indians) or $10 (for non-Indians) for pick up and drop from the airport or railway station.
M3 (City Centre):
Saltlake, Kolkata 700064
M3 (Southcity Mall)
2nd Floor, Opposite Inox,
375, Prince Anwar Saha Road,
M3 (Park Street)
20, Park St, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
95, Rashbehari Avenue,
Near Priya Cinema
Shyambazar Hosiery House
128B, Bidhan Sarani
Near Shyambazar 5 point
8, Elgin Road,
Near Foram/Bhowanipore College
Diamond Plaza (1st floor)
68, Jessore Road,
Opposite Aditya Birla College
Roland Pro Music Store
217A, Laketown Block-B,
Kalikapur Classical Guitar Centre
7C Kiran Shankar Roy Road
Calcutta Classical Guitar Society
Founded in 2009, the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society is a membership-based, not-for-profit society registered under the laws of West Bengal, India, dedicated to promoting the Charter Objects including the interests and aspirations of classical guitar professionals, students, teachers and guitar-music lovers of India. The Society hosted the inaugural Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition ‘Nikita Koshkin’ when for the first time in India internationally acclaimed classical guitar maestros from 16 countries performed and taught participants from over 25 countries. The Festival has now grown to be the biggest Classical Guitar Festival in Asia. Buoyed by the success of the Festival, the Society widened its role and has become an active promoter of many genres of music
The Society is trying to bring live music to people at all levels of society through series of concerts in diverse environments and the pioneering work of the Society is reflected in Live In Concert, Live In India, Live In School, Live In Park, Live In Cinema, Live In dignity, Live In Youth, and various festivals such as Kolkata String Festival, Calcutta Pied Piper Festival, Calcutta Drum Festival and Live in Music Carnival.
The Society has been been actively bringing international level classical guitar training to India and has already held various Classical Guitar camps. It has hosted five successful Classical Guitar Festivals and it aims to organize a bigger and a better Festival this year.